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Published on: 27 October 2018
Get ready to fall in love with Ivy Cottage, a gorgeous one-bedroom cottage tucked away in a pretty village in the North York Moors National Park. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape, this immaculate little hideaway offers stylish and comfortable accommodation with several good dining pubs on your doorstep.
Subject to a recent refurbishment, Ivy Cottage has been lovingly transformed into the perfect holiday cottage for two. Step inside to discover a surprisingly spacious open plan area home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Solid oak flooring feels warm underfoot and exposed beams overhead lend lots of character.
In the lounge you have the choice of a comfy leather sofa to snuggle up on or a handsome armchair by the fire. Light up the AGA wood-burner, curl up under the soft throws and enjoy an evening catching up over a glass or two. For your evening entertainment you'll find a 40" TV with Freeview as well as a DVD player, radio and MP3 USB charging port . Wi-Fi is included too if you need to catch up online.
Make your way through to the rear of the cottage where you'll find an elegant and stylish handmade kitchen painted in Fired Earth Pumice with a black granite work-top. The flooring changes to sophisticated Yorkshire stone in here and its heated underfoot. You'll find all the usual mod cons including a fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer ? great if you need to wash some muddy walking gear! There's also a Nespresso coffee machine to make that perfect cup of morning coffee.
The bijou glass dining table and chairs share this space. It's a lovely spot for breakfast and lunch, take your time over the morning papers with some croissants and Yorkshire tea!
Let's go upstairs to discover the beautiful bedroom which sits at the front of the cottage. At the heart of the room is a stunning king-size solid oak sleigh bed with a luxury pocket sprung mattress. Dressed in crisp cotton with a lime green throw, waking up in this room is just heavenly. You'll also find a set of drawers and built in wardrobes, so lots of storage options. There's another TV in here too if you fancy some morning telly in your PJs, and why not, you're on holiday!
Next door is the fabulous bathroom with its huge walk-in shower and monsoon shower head. With its wet room feel, underfloor heating and top-quality fixtures it feels like a 5 Star hotel in here. Complimentary Temple Spa toiletries are provided for that extra little luxury.
There is much to enjoy outside this pretty cottage too. To the rear through patio doors from the kitchen you'll find a sweet flagged courtyard with Lloyd loom style rattan armchairs and a bistro table. It's a gorgeous spot for lunch al fresco or perhaps that afternoon G & T in the warmer months.
We think Ivy Cottage is the perfect couples escape to the country, with all the convenience of village amenities thrown in too!
Ivy Cottage is set in the heart of Great Broughton, a pretty village on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park. This lovely village offers two great dining pubs within a stone's throw from the cottage, and there's also a village stores to pick up your essentials.
Just a few miles away is the beautiful market town of Stokesley. Hosting a market every Friday on its handsome cobbled square, this charming Georgian town offers a host of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to try. The neighbouring village of Great Ayton is also well worth a visit, an idyllic Yorkshire village set beside a meandering river, and once the boyhood home of Captain James Cook.
Heading in the other direction take you into the North York Moors proper. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, the lush pastures and woodlands of the western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns.
There are some stunning walks right from your doorstep, and you are just a few miles from the famous Cleveland Way. The beautiful market town of Helmsley is within easy driving distance and is a must on any visit to this area. If you fancy a little pampering you'll find the Verbena Spa here; perfect for a little me time indulgence!
You're also close to Castle Howard, York and the North Yorkshire coast, so lots of choice for day trips.